Review: Meni - Doctor Medical WordPress Theme

Franklin Business May 7, 2020

Meni is a cute name, isn't it? Well, this is how the author designthemes decided to name his theme, even if it does not make Medicine too much. This theme can help you set up your online medical structure. These can be Hospital Website, Clinical Research Lab, Health care center, Plastic Surgery, Dermatologist, etc. At first glance, "Meni" seems a really cute theme, but which has quite a bit in the belly. We will see this together in detail.

Feature List

  • Doctor appointment calendar
  • Before After Gallery
  • Easy to customize
  • Fully Responsive
  • Google fonts included
  • Free Lifetime Updates
  • WooCommerce integration
  • Unyson importer
  • Display information about doctors
  • Well Documented

Mobile Compatibility

We started by testing our theme on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. This is very important considering the fact that most of the users these days prefer this type of device for their activities compared to desktop computers.

The Meni theme fulfills its functions perfectly on this point, as certified by our Mobile-Friendly Test test tool.

The content, as well as images, are well centered to fit correctly to the screen size; the animations are almost as fluid as on a computer. The loading of the pages is also correct, and we like the organization of the windows and sections that make navigation on the page simple and accessible.

However, we liked some details less. First of all the header which we find quite rough. The elements of this section are arranged a little anyhow or rather there are too many elements proposed for our taste. In our opinion, something simpler would have been much better; the minimum information available to make section cleaner and a discreet menu tab where you can find most of what you are looking for. In addition, there is no fixed menu; so you have to go back to the header to access it. Pity! Aside from these little details, the rest is really good.

Design Review

For the design, the author offered us a demo called "derma clinic". As the name suggests, it refers to a dermatology site. So what did we think of it?

The work was not sloppy at all. We have a professional and neat design. The colors highlighted are white and brown. The latter goes very well with images of human skin. The images and sections were well chosen to fit perfectly with the niche. We particularly appreciated the Before After Gallery which shows us skins before and aftercare. Very stylish!

One of our favorites in this theme is the store page. Just beautiful and attractive as it should be. It almost made us want to make a purchase. lol ;-)

Speed Test Review

Insane! The Meni theme loads on average in 12 seconds according to the test we carried out on the GTmetrix site. This has lowered the side of this theme which so far defended quite a bit. And truth be told, when we opened the demo for the first time, we found the loading time so boring that we almost gave up.

What you should know is that a site that loads in more than 3 seconds is considered slow for most people. So 12 seconds is horrible! Well worth the note of "F" awarded by GTmetrix.

According to our analysis, this problem is mainly due to the lack of a cache validator in several resources in the code. Specify a Last-Modified or ETag header to enable cache validation for these resources and things will dramatically improve. Of course, you will need a minimum of know-how to get there.

Otherwise, there are other simpler solutions to improve this loading time, such as optimizing the images that you integrate into the site.

SEO Review

Now let's take an interest in the SEO evaluation of our theme! To help us in this endeavor, we have used Sitechecker, a testing program that we appreciate.

The general score is 22/100; which is well below average. This means that Meni is not optimized enough to be well-positioned on the search engines. Under these conditions, your site could go out without having had time to express the potential. Fortunately, there are ways to improve this score.

We have for example found that almost 140 pages do not have a meta description for their content. A meta description is an important focus area in SEO. One could achieve a high ranking page by investing massive effort in optimizing the site but if the meta-description looks unintelligible, unprofessional, or irrelevant, it will prevent users from accessing the page, which would impact the traffic. If a meta description is completely lacking, search engines would auto-complete it, however, this is hit-and-miss. Very often, therefore, it will not be good. This is why we advise you to write a meta description that is unique, relevant for the content of the site, and highly appealing to the user.

In addition, you have the option of certain SEO plugins to help you more easily improve the SEO of your site.

Customer Support Review

From what we have observed, here is one of the real highlights of this theme. Indeed, the team behind Meni is professional, friendly, prompt (within 24 hours), and very efficient in managing concerns.

In addition, although the theme is only one year old, it has already received quite a few updates. It proves enough that the author stops improving his product as best as possible to satisfy his users.

Supported Plugins

The Meni theme is fully compatible with the WooCommerce plugin, it means you can simply sell your products directly from your website.

In addition to WooCommerce, the theme supports many other high-quality plugins like Slider Revolution, BuddyPress, Events Calendar Pro, Visual Composer, WPBakery Page Builder, Contact Form 7, etc.

Summarize

In short, even if there are some technical problems, we must admit that on the whole Meni presents itself as a good theme. And with the quality customer support the author offers, we think you might find your account there. Up to you!